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Moth Friendly Moon Gardens with Maryland Natives

  • 22 Sep 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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Moon gardens are specially designed to be enjoyed on balmy summer nights in the light of the moon. They focus on light-colored flowers and foliage, and are often intended to attract nocturnal creatures, such as frogs, moths, and bats. Friend of NHSM Jane Marlow will help us understand the importance of moon gardens and provide design tips including an introduction to Maryland native plants that moths will moon over.

Jane Marlow has worked in education and animal care at the Maryland Zoo, National Aquarium, and Baltimore County Parks, totaling over 15 years experience in professional animal care and wildlife education. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Animal Behavior Analysis and is a certified trainer through the IAATE’s International Animal Trainer Certification Board. Ms. Marlow has taught animal behavior classes for a variety of organizations, including the Maryland SPCA, Baltimore County Animal Services, Maryland Master Naturalists, and the Baltimore Bird Fanciers. She is an avid native gardener and has maintained a Bay-Wise-certified property for the past 7 years.

The Lep Club, is made up of novice and expert lepidopterists who meet to exchange knowledge and support concerning habitat, threats, food sources, identification, and life cycle of butterflies and moths. Club meetings encourage a sharing of knowledge for the raising and breeding of moths and butterflies through hands-on lessons and guest speakers. Club members are also involved in outreach in the greater Baltimore community through educational programs and service projects. Club meetings feature a guest speaker that share their knowledge on a topic related to moths and butterflies as well as time to distribute caterpillars and eggs. As a group, we rear and share incredible native butterflies and saturniid moths (lunas, polyphemus, cedropia, imperials and more) with one another. Senior club members always walk you through everything you need to know in order to successfully raise your new friends.
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The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and contributions are tax-deductible.

The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.

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